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by tcason
Fri May 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV 11 materials question
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: GV 11 materials question

When laying glass I like my epoxy to be about 80 degrees before mixing - it is much more fluid and easier to work with than at 60 degrees - in my opinion........
by tcason
Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Mattkab's GV13
Replies: 33
Views: 1028

Re: Mattkab's GV13

looks great

good call on extra glass if you plan to over power

sand real well before applying any fairing compound concentrate sanding on seams 40 grit is ok to start
by tcason
Wed May 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV13 bottom finishing
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: GV13 bottom finishing

I would not finish paint the exterior sides before completing the inside you could take it to primer level and graphite bottom.

Boat is light and easy to flip several times!
by tcason
Wed May 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Mattkab's GV13
Replies: 33
Views: 1028

Re: Mattkab's GV13

From another GV13 builder that looks great - much better than mine at that stage!

It really took a nice shape with great seams!
by tcason
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Mattkab's GV13
Replies: 33
Views: 1028

Re: Mattkab's GV13

Looks great - I love my Garvey 13 - it can handle any sea conditions that I can.

When using the boat "we are one" after about 150 hours of running.

I would consider putting another layer of glass on bottom panels if you are going to add weight and want to use in heavey seas.

Have fun!!
by tcason
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Door material?
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Door material?

Use frosted glass for panel would be a real cool look - some high end boats have doors like that.
by tcason
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Starboard or HDPE doors
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: Starboard or HDPE doors

What is best glue to use on HDPE ?
and
Can you sand and then paint the HDPE?
by tcason
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 901
Views: 48642

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Gold Leaf paint or vinyl tape on tape line to correct?
by tcason
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Wrecked Catamaran Post Mortem Video
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Wrecked Catamaran Post Mortem Video

A good conidate for some 5200!

:doh:
by tcason
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mattkab's GV13 pre-build plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Mattkab's GV13 pre-build plans

I built a Garvey 13 and I am loving it, ran last weekend (45 min one way) to St Micaheal's MD for lunch. The boat handles rougher water (rollers with white caps) than I am willing to sit through. I did not build light but I think with lower HP you should stay light. I suggest majority of accessory w...